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Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository

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The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository operated by the Ohio State University is a partner in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database, contributing information to the IMLGS to help researchers discover geological samples curated in their facility. The partner repository may also send related data, documents, and imagery to NCEI for long-term archive, but the originating institution is the definitive source of information related to their sample collection. The BPCRC sediment core repository archives marine and lake sediment samples collected from the Arctic Ocean and the Eurasian Arctic margin on U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (NSF-OPP) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) -sponsored projects since 1992.
  • Cite as: The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository. 2008: Archive of data and information about the BPCRC sediment core collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5BP00RZ [date of access].
  • doi:10.7289/V5BP00RZ
  • NCEI Metadata ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_BPRC-sample-repository
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_BPRC-sample-repository
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the BPCRC sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
  • Linked data interface (search)
    Offsite Linked Data interface (RDF graph) for Semantic Web access to the database, offered cooperatively on the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) server.
  • Open Data ArcGIS interface (search)
    Access sample information from the IMLGS using the Open Data ArcGIS interface enabling filtering, sorting, and export in multiple formats
Download Data
  • Web forms interface (download)
    Text interface to search and download data for BPCRC samples from the IMLGS database and access related links.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • KML
    • File Specification: Keyhole Markup Language File
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
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Coverage Description Arctic Ocean
Time Period 1993-09-04T00:00:00.000Z to Present
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 89.989
S: 69.0872
E: -177.216
W: 170.091
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2008-12-31
  • revision: 2015-09-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Irregular - Samples are collected on an irregular basis.
Supplemental Information
The repository is a 10 × 15 × 4 m refrigerated unit with controlled temperature. Sediment cores are stored wet in D-tubes on shelf racks. BPCRC also has a spacious sediment laboratory that includes a 6-m-long center table and equipment for sediment sample processing such as a 4.5–l freeze dryer, drying ovens, centrifuge, ultrasonic bath, precision balance, etc.
Purpose The BPCRC sediment core collection is maintained for Arctic marine geological and paleoclimatic research. The purpose of adding information about the collection to the IMLGS is to promote new research on existing samples.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository. 2008: Archive of data and information about the BPCRC sediment core collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5BP00RZ [date of access].
Cited Authors
  • The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository
Originators
  • Dr. Leonid Polyak
    Ohio State University, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository
Custodians
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Sponsors
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (NSF-OPP)
  • U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Acknowledgments
  • Cores were collected with support from NSF-OPP and ONR.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
USDA National Agricultural Library's Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT)
  • lacustrine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ships
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > Coring Devices
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > Sediment Corers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
  • Vertical Location >Sea Floor
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IMLGS
Use Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
  • Please consult the Curator before proposing to do research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS or the NCEI archive.
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
  • Sample data are available for free online download.
Other Constraints Cite as: The Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) Sediment Core Repository. 2008: Archive of data and information about the BPCRC sediment core collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5BP00RZ [date of access].
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Incoming data were checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI added IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and performed cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies.
Processor
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: database tables with auxiliary text, images, and PDF documents.
Source Datasets
  • BPCRC Related data, reports, and publications
    • Description of Source: Additional information about the samples, and research data derived from the samples are contained in related BPCRC reports and publications.
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform
    Last Modified: 2020-04-21
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